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  1. Hi Acne.org community! I am a long-time user of The Regimen and my skin is virtually always clear. However, lately I have occasionally pared back by routine out of laziness. During the past week I have experienced the most horrific dry and flaky skin around my mouth. It's red, chapped, and can be painful if irritated. Dan's moisturizer works well, but even at its most effective point it can hurt to fully smile. But this is after a 3-4 vacation-induced hiatus. Is this caused by not havin
  2. I'm 27 and after two rounds of Accutane my cystic acne is finally gone (yay!) but I've been left with terribly dry skin, and am starting to notice fine lines cropping up on my forehead and around my mouth. I'm still left with some acne that is kept at bay with regular use of Clearasil gel and/or Persagel (salycilic acid or benzoyl peroxide) and am wondering if anyone can recommend an acne-fighting moisturizer that also has strong moisturizing power--I would love to stop layering products on my f
  3. I have been on accutane for nearly 2 months. I have 5 days left in my 2nd month. I am currently on 60 mg a day and my lips are so dry I can't even begin to describe it. The entire surface is completely peeling and the corners of my mouth are cracking. I constantly put lip balm on all day, everyday. I mainly use aquaphor. I am so fed up with the corners of my mouth peeling, it hurts like no other. I can't even open my mouth to talk or eat with out the cracks respiting and causing extreme pain. Wh
  4. I've recently started using PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash - 10% Benzoyl Peroxide on my face for my acne at several people's recommendations. Since I've started using it once a day (for about 5 days now), I've had a small breakout on my chin. I usually break out a bit when I start using a new product (even if it ends up being helpful) so I'm not really concerned about that. BUT. I have the driest skin I've ever had in my life. I moisturize in the morning and before bed, but it doesn't seem to make a
  5. Dry Skin: Causes and Treatments

    Dry skin, also called xerosis, is characterized by scaling, flaking, and itching of the skin. It can range from mild and temporary to severe and chronic. The outermost layer of the skin provides a property called the barrier function. When the barrier function is healthy, it keeps water inside the skin and keeps harmful substances out. However, if the barrier function is weakened or damaged, water inside the skin evaporates and the skin can become dry and...
  6. Keratosis Pilaris - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

    Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris Causes of Keratosis Pilaris Diagnosis Treatment Keratosis Pilaris and Acne Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris may develop at any age but usually starts either before the age of 2 or in adolescence.1 The condition is very common: it occurs in up to 70% of adolescents and 40% of adults.2 People of all ethnicities are equally at risk. The signs and symptoms may include: Painless hard bumps 1-2 mm in diameter, which are often...
  7. So I know this might sound stupid or weak, but I stayed home today...mostly because of my acne. I knew that for my recent acne red marks/ scabs to heal, I had to moisturize them and not wear makeup.. I just couldn't bear to even slap on makeup and go through my whole day making my face worse (potentially). This is why I hate acne...It makes me cowardly and so self-conscious. I'm really hoping that this 2nd week was my Initial Breakout (kind of like last time) and that now that my (overly
  8. So, if you are just starting to read my blog, I'm back on Accutane because I only did 3 months at 40mg before. Previous 3 Month Experience with Accutane I was on Accutane from the end of July to October (about 3 months) when I had an issue with a failed birth control method. My derm wanted me to go off Accutane for a couple of months until we knew that I would not have issues with taking it again. I was disappointed at the time, because it truly was an accident, but I completely understood
  9. I have been ok the regimen for 7 weeks and at first my skin was okay and it never reacted to the BP like others. I gradually increased the dosage like I'm supposed to and finally hit the 4 weeks Mark and decided it was time to add the aha+ but that's when all hell broke loose. On week 6 my face started being really itchy and really Dry and now it won't stop! My face was right on schedule but now it's all over the place. I did over apply the aha+ once and my skin had a terrible reaction,y face ba
  10. Day 10 First 5 days: Hey everyone so today is day 10 of being on 40mg everyday. The first 5 days I didn't notice any significant changes, however I did get a cluster of 4 big whiteheads around my chin/jawline. I was unsure if this was because of the Accutane or because I was about to start my period in a few days? I am going to assume the acne was a result of both the Accutane and my hormones because I usually never get such bad acne on my jawline. Day 6-10: On day 6 is when I started to not
  11. Making this post just because I was thinking about how much this account helped me when I was struggling so bad. I now get a pimple once in a while, I get less anxiety about them and don't freak out about pimples like I used to. I could not thank accutane or this blog enough for getting me through a tough time. I also and still using the acne.org moisturizer and I love it. I won't put anything else on my skin.Heres some updated pictures.
  12. ellgx

    Higher Dosage

    Ok so 1 month on accutane i went back to my doctor. Struggling with dry lips thats it on a month of 40mg. On Friday i will start on my revised dosage of 70mg. Safe to say i'm shitting one! Any advice welcome. I am scared of the dry skin now almost double my dose!!! Let you know how i get on
  13. Skin Condition Skin redness seems to be minimal like it usually is Lots of acne marks still on my cheeks, one whitehead on my left cheek No whiteheads on my chin this morning which is a nice surprise Just like yesterday my skin was quite dry and flakey. Dryness around my pimples (yay) Not as dry around my eyes as yesterday (yay) Not as dry around my mouth (yay) But this is still the dryest area of my face my forehead looks relativel
  14. Hey everyone! So quite a bit has happened over the past few days. THE AWFUL MISTAKE OF USING SALICYLIC ACID WITH BENZOYL PEROXIDE: A few days ago I made the horrible mistake of using Salicylic Acid toner while using my regimen that contains Benzoyl Peroxide. BAD idea. BAD, BAD, BAD idea. Even though I applied it to 2 zits on my chin using a Q-Tip, it literally burnt out my skin to the point where it felt like someone had numbed my chin! It was AWFUL! I was really worried (as I should h
  15. Sigh. I just can't seem to buck up today. I have one weird red bump-ish thing on my left cheek that doesn't want to go away. It's painful to touch, so I'm not even going to mess with it. I'm just going to try to forget it's there and apply concealer over it. My red mark on my forehead is healing (thank goodness). There's still a small red bump/clogged pore on my right cheek. I'm hoping that my regimen tonight will either make it turn into a whitehead and go away, or dry it up. Otherwise
  16. So I have spring break in TWO weeks, which is going to be great with the sun on my face and back. I need some vitamin D! I take vitamin D supplements every now and then, but i want the real stuff. Anyway, the reason I am back on here is to look at my progress that I made last year with my acne, and see if I can do anything about my current situation. Face: three large cysts on chin (always the trouble spot) and multiple, around 10, spots on the rest of my face. Localized mstly on the forehea
  17. 27/F/ CT NOTE: I will update THIS entry every 5 days for the duration of my treatment to track the progress/side effects. I've been struggling with acne and large pores since I was 13. Moderate, sometimes mild, but persistent. Enough lesions, redness, enlarged pores, blackheads, and scarring to feel very uncomfortable going out in public without makeup on to cover everything. In my teen years it was everywhere: face, chest and back. Chest acne went away sometime in highschool, but the ba
  18. I am a british 19 year old girl of who has been to hell and back in order to cure her acne. I get the occassional cystic spot but the majority of my spots are milia like. The week before my period I always break out badly around my mouth/chin/cheeks. I have tried every topical cream and every antibiotic known to man - but to no avail. I first went to go and see my GP and the age of 13 about my spots, although not that bad they really crush my confidence. I only started being really aware of my s
  19. Hey guys! So I've taken my seventh pill of Claravis. For the most part I feel fine. I haven't noticed any improvement and my acne is only slightly worse than before I started accutane. My face is starting to get more dry. But it is definitely not too bad and I can still wear makeup, although by the end of the day my face looks cakey with makeup. My lips are starting to peel and it feels like I have a sunburn on them. However, this also is not very bad and is easily manageable with aqua
  20. My skin continues to do pretty well. I try to eat as healthy as possible, I don't pick at my skin, except for blackheads because they drive me crazy, but I'm trying to stop that because i know my skin will get better if I do. I'm exerciseing a lot and so far not much bacne besides the one or two spots. I had a big HUGE cyst on my chin this week tho..and I'm sorry to say I picked..but it hurt soo much and it was KILLING me! I HAD to get that crap out. But either way, its healing up now, theres ju
  21. hey, everyone, I've been using acne.org for a little over a year. I use cerave moisturizer though instead of the acne.org one because my skin was becoming very dry so now i use a large amount of moisturizer. But I've noticed that my skin always has a tacky feeling to it. i don't think it has to do with acne.org because when i was using products from my dermatologist my skin felt the same way. my skin is oily and i have to blot often but i can get dry spots from the amount of bp i use. does anyo
  22. Hi everyone, I bit about myself. I am 37 years old male and I have been battling with moderate back acne for the past 20 years. I was taking doxycycline for about 18 months about 5 years ago and it worked remarkably well, I was also applying duac lotion after showers as well. About 3-4 months after I stopped taking doxycycline the acne came back with a vengeance. I Tried during the years a wide variety of lotions, gels an etc for acne with moderate success at best. Couple of y
  23. Hi! I was just recently prescribed Accutane and I am about to start my first course of 60/mg day tomorrow. I have been using the regimen EVERY SINGLE DAY (BP followed by AHA+ mixed w/ moisturizer) for about 2 years now, and I'm terrified of what is going to happen to my face if I stop cold turkey. I was thinking of gradually decreasing the amount of BP I use from two pumps down to one until I feel the Accutane is making my skin too dry to use any more. My face has always been extremely oily and
  24. Hi guys, first of all, sorry for my English, I´m from spain. I took isotretinoin for 6-7 months I do not remember well, I think 40 mg per day, during the treatment I had the typical symptoms of dryness, the problem is that 2 years later I still suffer from dryness. My skin is very dry and my eyes bother me a lot. The eyes is what worries me most I think it has affected my meibomian gland. I would like to know if someone has gone through a similar situation and can give me some advice to retu
  25. Hi there, I'm 23 and this is the first time I've ever posted on a forum... NOOB indeed... I am on day 3 of my ACCUTANE and have become addicted to reading the horror stories on the net - particularly the 'it gets a lot worse before it gets better' types. I was just wondering, how do people cope with their daily lives when they're looking a certain way? Peeling badly, acne at its peak, etc? I'm currently in university and am dreading showing my face for the last few months
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